A young girl. A diabolical gargoyle. A sacrifice to save the world.
A smart young girl is unwillingly thrust into a frantic quest to save mysterious people and bizarre creatures from a deadly foe, determined to destroy everything—and everyone—she cares about.
Thirteen-year-old Danielle Wheelen had never thought of herself as adventurous until, alone, she must face two enormous gargoyles, Ercen and Kimar, and decide whether she trusts them. Was she kidnapped—as all the evidence indicates—or rescued from doom, like they say? Can she believe their assertion that she has a power to save the entire world from a diabolical gargoyle and his minions? How can a simple girl break the monstrous power of the key to the enemy's ghastly temple, crafted from the very soul of a broken, elderly woman?
Danielle's epic journey will captivate readers as she confronts powerful threats, and finds perplexing friends along her dangerous path. With the help of a gargoyle named Lohxnahr, Danielle struggles against forces beyond her worst terrors. She must dig deep to find enough courage and resilience to challenge the rogue gargoyle commander of the renegade army, bent on seizing control of the human race.
Full of wonder, suspense and adventure, this novel is a fun, page-turning fantasy that also asks serious questions about the true meaning of love, faith and friendship.
The Quest for the Temple Key is the 1st volume in The Gargoyle Chronicles series.
About the Author
Brandon King is an award-winning novelist, as well as a non-fiction writer. He spent too many years believing he should not write because he had a busy career and a family to support. When he finally started letting words flow out of his head, down his arms and through his fingers onto a computer keyboard, he regretted how much time he'd let flow past. At least now he is wiser (a little) and more focused (a lot). If you have an itch to write, then do it. Now. Put this book down and come back after you’ve written your book. Or at least a chapter.
Mr. King lives in southwestern Idaho, where the moun-tains are near enough to feel. In just a few minutes he can be sitting on a column of basalt nearly 100 feet high. His wife is an accomplished singer-songwriter, with a love for Americana and blues. Their daughter became a published fantasy novelist at 17; she is now studying to become an engineer…while she continues writing her book series. They share their home with lots of beloved pets adopted from their local shelter.